A madwoman bent on total domination needs the unique skills from 12-yr-old friends, Lyra and Archie.
My name gets yelled throughout the day by four very capable little-big humans. I’m thankful for a strong partner to wrangle said four beings and laugh throughout the years as we go through life. We’ve been homeschooling for years, so it’s good we all like each other. We love adding to our library, since we’re all avid readers.
Life’s challenges have inspired me to write this book. Our one son said he reads as a distraction from reality. If only for a moment, I wanted to create an enjoyable distraction because there are many times I cannot take his pain away.
That’s about it. I’m kind of simple, kind of quirky and kind of nerdy.
I enjoy reading YA fantasy and MG fantasy.
Some of my favorite books are:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
Pearl Dragon by Yoon Ha Lee
Five Kingdoms by Brandon Mull
I do not read horror, thrillers, or anything where children and/or animals are abused in any way shape or form.
Twelve-year-olds, Lyra Stewart and Archie Seren were never meant to be friends, but after an incident with a school bully, they’ve been inseparable since.
A year later, Lyra and her family go on their nightly walk. As always, Archie joins. Not far into the walk, the street lights go out. Lyra and Archie are grabbed and put in a vehicle that quickly takes off. Lyra demands to know what’s going on. The passenger explains they are protectors, saving them from being captured by Saros, the biggest threat not only to Earth, but to the universe. Unfortunately, Saros captured Lyra’s family and Archie’s dad. She’s using them to bait in what she really wants– Lyra and Archie. She needs their skills and cooperation to dominate the universe.
Saros used to be a Galaxy Walker, just like the protectors who saved Lyra and Archie. Walkers’ minds are fully awakened. They can travel from galaxy to galaxy by the speed of thought and manifest unique skills like truth intuition, thermokinesis, or astral projection to name a few. Walkers manifest one or two unique skills, and only Walkers can fully awaken the minds of others.
Someone woke Lyra and Archie’s mind at too young an age. Unprepared and untrained, they must quickly learn their skills. Lyra has trouble controlling her skills, causing setback after setback. Her unique skills are of vital importance in defeating Saros. If they cannot stop Saros, Lyra and Archie will never see their families again and Saros will destroy Earth with everyone on it.
“So, have you thought about it?” Lyra asked, trying to keep her cool while her annoying little sister bumped into her again. Nova always took up her personal space. Sometimes, she swore she could hear Nova’s thoughts.
Lyra insisted her little sister was way more annoying than all little sisters combined. Nova constantly talked, even in her sleep. And right now wouldn’t be a good time to snap, not while she wanted her parents’ permission.
“Honey, Dad and I need to discuss it. We can’t chaperone this time. It makes us nervous sending you on a field trip without one of us,” Mom replied.
“Mom’s right. You only asked this morning,” Dad added, shoving another fork full of Mom’s new recipe into his beard-covered mouth.
Lately, Lyra’s mom made vegan recipes to determine if avoiding dairy would help Nova’s stomach feel better. As annoying as Nova could be, she hated seeing her sister in pain.
“Other parents and my teacher will be there. It’s just to the zoo,” Lyra said, batting her eyelashes.
“Don’t push it,” Dad said between bites.
“Fine,” Lyra said, disappointed she didn’t get an answer.
Nova chewed with her mouth wide open, causing little chunks of food to fly onto Lyra’s plate when she squealed, “Mommy, I want to go to the zoo.”
“Ew! Disgusting. Don’t talk with food in your mouth. And no, you can’t go. It’s for sixth graders only.” Lyra snapped, giving Nova a side-eye while shoving her plate aside. Now she’s done it. Her parents would never let her go if she couldn’t control her temper.
I enjoyed writing this sci-fi fantasy. I have two other projects, one is a YA contemporary and the other is a dystopian fantasy. I like challenging myself, yet letting the story guide me.
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